As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our priority at Charleston Wine + Food is to create an annual economic injection that fuels Charleston’s vibrancy + growth. Through executing our Mission of producing experiences that celebrate, educate, and promote the Lowcountry’s diverse culinary + hospitality community, we are proud to share that the organization has received a coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management practices and a proven commitment to accountability + transparency. This is the second consecutive year that Charleston Wine + Food has earned this top distinction.
Ninety-five cents of every dollar we spend producing the Charleston Wine + Food festival has a direct measurable impact on our city’s economy and is mission-based.
As America’s largest independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator is the gold standard in providing donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make. This highest possible rating by Charity Navigator illustrates our commitment to good governance and highlights how we pursue our mission in a fiscally responsible way.
We’re proud to continue taking steps to be accountable, transparent, and financially healthy, and look forward to continuing to support + uplift our vibrant culinary + hospitality community.
Four-star rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More detailed information about Charleston Wine + Food’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another no-cost service. For more information on Charleston Wine + Food’s economic impact, view our 2020 Annual Report.